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January 8, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Pilot from Vancouver, Wash., killed in copter crash in England

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The family of an Air Force pilot from Vancouver says he was one of four crew members killed in the crash of a helicopter on a training mission Tuesday night on the coast of England.

Rick and Mary Stover, of Vancouver, told KATU-TV their 28-year-old son, Capt. Christopher Stover, is among the dead.

He was a 2004 graduate of Vancouver’s Evergreen High School who was serving a three-year deployment in England. His family says he also served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was married in November 2012, and his wife lives in England.

The Pave Hawk copter, assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, was based at the Royal Air Force station in Lakenheath. It was flying low at the time of the crash.

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